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♪ >> hello, everyone. welcome to the "journal." i am meggin leigh with the news. >> i am steve chaid at the business desk. >> our top stories at this hour. thousands of egyptian protesters took to the street and an open challenge to president mubarak. protest in lebanon over the appointment of a hezbollah- backed prime minister. and russian leaders pledged strong action to find those responsible for monday's deadly airport bombing in moscow. >> thousands of egyptians have taken into the streets of cairo
in protests against president mubarak. protesters said they were inspired by the recent demonstrations in tunisia, which led to the president there being overthrown. unconfirmed reports say a policeman died in the disturbances in cairo. two demonstrators were reported killed in suez. the united states, a close ally of egypt, called for restraint from all sides. washington says it still regards the mubarak government as stable. >> the center of cairo in the hands of demonstrators. in unprecedented scenes, several thousand people were out to show their rejection of the government of president hosni mubarak. the police, who up to now have always been quick to put down smaller opposition rallies, appeared to be overwhelmed for the first time. as i antony's the, the people in the egyptian capital are unhappy about corruption, and
employment, and surging food prices. -- as in geneva. and as i indonesia, here, too, calls are going to change the government, for president mubarak to leave. >> every side denver -- every time i see the two nations on television, i think that is how it is for us. we should be demonstrating, too. >> people will not stop protesting. we're stronger than the regime and its military. >> people are hungry. prices are rising. it is not fair. we cannot stand it any longer. >> we want regime change. >> the police finally resorted to force, using a water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators. but the protesters remained resolute, with more rallies planned in the coming days. >> for the latest situation, we're now joined by our correspondent in the capital cairo. bring us up-to-date on what is happening now on the streets. >> i am just coming from the
main square in downtown cairo. the police completely withdraw from the inner part of the city there, and there is a big, big party basically going on. there are people coming from all over and gathering there. mainly the youngsters are planning to stay overnight. people are bringing food in bringing something to drink for people to stay there overnight. the security is just watching the whole thing from far away. it is interesting, because all kinds of artists and intellectuals, very known people, you can find their at the square. for example, i found in egyptian novelist there. i asked him what his sense was of the whole day, and he said to me, this is a historic day. he says, after this date, there will be no return. >> so the protests, you would say, were pretty serious? >> well, they were pretty serious in the afternoon when there was clashes with the
police. the interesting thing is that the people really lost their fear. i saw scenes or people were chasing the police, not the other way around. even when the police used tear gas, people were just standing. they did not move. so police basically gave up and withdrew. it is a completely new atmosphere in cairo compared to the days before. >> how dangerous are these protests for president hosni boom -- hosni mubarak? >> i think they're very, very seriously. it is the tunisian scenario repeating itself. we have the same mixture of problems. unemployment and poverty, which is even much worse in egypt. massive corruption and the political leadership that has a monopoly of the political life for three decades. anyone is but today the demonstration, there were a lot of young people. it was always the same answer. i met some 20-year-old student, and he said, you know, i am 20
years old. i know nothing else that mubarak, and that is enough. this is why i came out. it is the first time in my life i went to the demonstration. there were lots of people like that there today. >> we thank you very much for that update from cairo. uncertainty, lebanon has a new prime minister-designate, a wealthy businessman. he is supported by hezbollah. the news that his appointment was met by large protests by supporters of the outgoing president. they feel that the iran-backed hezbollah will have to much influence on the new government. >> smoke rises above the lebanese capital as anti- government protests descend into violence and unrest. police used tear gas as they tried to break up the demonstrations. they are directed at this man, lebanon's new prime minister.
although he himself is regarded as a moderate, he was appointed with the support of the radical hezbollah group. >> i assured the president that there will be complete cooperation between us to form a government that the lebanese want. a government that protects its unity and sovereignty and create solidarity between its people and protects coexistence. >> but supporters of the outgoing prime minister say the new prime minister is merely a mouthpiece for hezbollah. in in northern city, harry himself called on the protesters to remain -- hariri called on the protesters to remain calm. >> i a understand your anger, but it is not right to express it by going against our values, our upbringing, and our understanding of democracy. >> the new appointment has led to rising political tensions in lebanon, and they're likely to
be the first test of many the new prime minister will have to deal with. >> russian officials have vowed revenge from it is a suicide bomb attack in moscow's main airport, which killed 35 people. there have been tough words from president dmitry medvedev, who held an emergency meeting at the kremlin today. a criminal investigation is now under way to look into the security lapses, which led to the airport bombing. >> anyone wanting to enter domodedovo airport must now pass through metal detector, even those who just want to lay flowers at the side of the explosion. >> this is such a tragic event. we should all honor the memory of the victims. these are ordinary people who died so suddenly. >> it was nervous leaving. i left houston yesterday. we ran late. in houston, there were a lot of bomb-sniffing dogs. pretty nervous. >> the suicide bomber blew
himself up at four o'clock 30 2:00 p.m. local time on monday. sources close to the investigation said the july close leads to the crisis- ridden northern caucuses region, just as with earlier attacks. >> i think it is obvious to everyone in this room that everything must be done to find and bring to court the bandits who committed this crime. and the nests of these bandits, however deep they have dug in must be liquidated. >> authorities have designated wednesday as an official day of mourning for the victims of the bombing. >> the kremlin seems unable to stop terrorist attacks from alleged it militants from the north caucusus, despite spending billions and taking a tough line. now they're trying to bring the region under control without provoking more violence. >> the new man in charge of investigating incidents in the
german army has accused some officers of a series of breaches of duty. in a report from tuesday, there was a call for improvements in both discipline and training. the annual report on the side of the german military comes as the defense minister had to fend off criticism over his handling of controversial incidents, including the death of a female cadet all aboard a navy training vessel. i will have more on that story coming up later. now over to steve with a story on -- germans seem to be spending more than they are sitting. >> more people have jobs and more expendable income. the clear, healthy sign. german consumer confidence is on track not to hit a three-year high. as europe's biggest economy built on last year's strong than expected recovery and accomplished a strong start to dozen 11. a report by marketing institute said its forward-looking confidence indicator will come in next month at levels not seen since before the global economic
crisis. in another strong sign, they say germany's future economic growth now rests on broader foundations with domestic consumption playing an increasingly important role. >> business at department stores is booming, with german spending at the same rate in january as in the lead to the holidays. and their readiness to part with cash has improved substantially compared to the same time last year. in a january 2010, the german index for consumer confidence stood at 3.4. since then, it has been climbing steadily, now totaling 5.5 points. germans are also buying more big-ticket items. the main reason is the airbus labor market, which makes people feel their jobs are safer. as a result, they're spending more and saving less. analysts expect the consumer confidence index to keep rising in february. >> in consumer confidence in the world's biggest economy, the
united states, is also on the rise. climbing in january to its highest level in eight months. the highest reading came in above expectations. u.s. government is expected to report on friday that the economy grew at a solid 3.5% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of last year. earlier i spoke to our correspondent at the new york stock exchange and asked him how the market had reacted to the rise in consumer confidence. >> well, it journalists are positive that consumer confidence reached the highest level since may of last year, but we also got word from the real-estate market that prices are still falling and also, we got word on tuesday that in the 20 states in the u.s., the unemployment rate increased in the past month. some kind of mixed news that we got here from the private sector. >> on the corporate front, we
have seen earnings at. did any figures are in the market reactions standout? >> yes, we saw some disappointments, especially from companies listed in the dow jones industrial average. american express missing wall street estimates by two pennies. that stock trading lower. dupont reporting profits dropping 50%. johnson and johnson reporting a profit and revenue drop. and also, 3m out with profits dropping. most of those shares are putting pressure on stocks here. >> let's take a closer look at the market numbers, starting off in frankfurt. the dax finished slightly lower. 7559. the euro stoxx 50 fell by 0.7% in finished the session at 2957. on wall street, the dow jones average finishing about 0.5% lower, 11,000 and had 23 points.
on currency markets, the you're treading in the belly of $1.3669. european commission president is meeting with the german chancellor tuesday evening at the government retrieved outside berlin. they will discuss it does -- response to the eurozone debt crisis. the meeting is that of an eu summit in brussels next week amid calls from economic and monetary affairs commissioner for the eurozone's bailout fund to be enlarged. germany had opposed an increase in the fund is now indicating it would support lower interest rates on bailout loans in return for commitments from recipients to tackle debt and boost competitiveness. >> will be 440 billion your offense save the euro, or will the eu have to find more bailout funding? this is the top issue during talks between european union monetary affairs commissioner
and the german governing coalition partner, the ftp, who reject more risky packages. they fear taxpayers in germany would have to foot more badly- managed debt by eu countries. rain favors the bigger safety network with tougher conditions for it debtors. >> the most important thing is that eu member states budget properly. and implement structural reforms to foster growth. >> there has been no agreement on many issues. at chancellor merkel's meeting with the president of the eu commission on tuesday, the billions of years in asia are likely also to be a sticking point. >> the european financial stability facility has conducted a first 5 billion eurobond cell to help fund ireland's a bailout. in a success, says the issue was more than nine times oversubscribed. the bailout fund will disburse money to ireland on february 1,
for which will pay an interest rate of about 6%. investors in asia report by buying 40% of the issue, while those in the u.k. picked up 15%. german buyers secure 12%. the bonds have a aaa ranking and are backed by eurozone members. the british pound has fallen against the u.s. dollar and the bureau of their the release of data showing britain's economy unexpectedly contracted at the end of last year. british gdp lost 0.5% in the fourth quarter, despite previous government forecasts predicting growth, albeit week. part of the reason was the unusually severe early winter weather in the u.k., which paralyzed construction, retail, and public transportation sectors. economists are predicting that the british government will have to revise its full-year forecasts downward. that is your business update. back over to meggin leigh lee. >> we have bad news for the german handball team. germany has lost its final game at the handball world
championships in sweden. germany went down by 35 points to 25 against him bottom of the group norway. but it is another blow to germany's hopes of qualifying for the 2012 olympics. one of germany's most successful film producers has died following a heart attack in los angeles. he was 61 years old. he was responsible for producing worldwide hits such as "the never ending story," "downfall," and "the name of the rose." he was a film lover and made movies that people want to see, such as the oscar-winning " nowhere in africa." and "perfume stage did. i will be back after a short break with "in depth." we will look at the criticism of events within the german armed forces and how they are
[bellrings] >> fatal accidents in the german armed forces have prompted an investigation into soldier training practices. in in december, a german soldier was killed in an accidental shooting in afghanistan last november, a female cadet died after falling from reading of a training ship during a drill. two years ago, another female candidate drowned on the same ship after falling overboard. the ship's captain has been suspended pending an investigation. army officials will defend a certain trading practices as necessary to becoming a good soldier. but when does military training cross the line and become inappropriate conduct? we had this report. >> german soldiers to train for deployment to afghanistan. simulating a scenarios they may experience in the field.
it is a drill that pushes the troops to their limit. that is exactly what is attempted. the soldiers learn how to respond quickly and correctly and to follow the commands of their superiors. >> training is like a good life insurance policy. it can make the difference between life and death. >> discipline and obedience are fundamental in the army, and it is the first thing that new recruits learn when they joined up. their entire life in uniform is governed by orders, for how the walk to how they make their bed. this has little in common with democratic values, a dilemma that any army in an open society has to live with. >> each individual has to leave it themselves. that is why we talk about the principle of a citizens in uniform. soldiers at the be aware of themselves and also aware of their responsibility. >> in other words, soldiers are
expected to obey orders but not to stop thinking. even in the heat of battle, they're expected to know what is right in what is wrong. soldiers are allowed to refuse to follow orders of those orders are be legal. but in general, their role is to obey. >> if you look specifically at the issue of trading, having the right to self-determination and being a citizen in uniform, does not mean that officers should handle the soldiers with kid gloves. >> it is that balance between the need for obedience in each individual's own world compass that seems to have come undone on a training vessel. the cadets on board were being trained to become officers, but it seems the training techniques were often particularly harsh. there are even reports of abuse. >> in an organization this size with some two hundred 50,000 soldiers, you can never completely exclude the possibility that some people will behave inappropriately. that will also be the case in
any other organization of that size. what is the important is to address deficiencies and take the steps to resolve them. >> germany's armed forces of change in recent years, especially to the large number of deployments abroad. such missions are tough and psychological effects on those involved. many young german soldiers now have firsthand experience of war. and it is an experience that takes its toll. >> germany's defense minister normally enjoys enormous popularity here in germany, and he is quick to deflect any criticism. but lately, he's been under fire for the way he has handled mishaps in the army since he took over just over a year ago. the opposition has accused him of cover-ups and reversing course to suit his own agenda. he has the support of the chancellor angela merkel, but observers are wondering how well he will weather the current storm. >> the minister regularly tops
popularity fold is keen to reform the german army from the bottom-up. while visiting troops in afghanistan in december with his wife, for the first time, he admitted the mission was part of a war and promised more honesty to the visit got a lot of tv coverage here in germany. critics say he is playing up to the media. but the most serious allegation is that he has been making too many mistakes. in september 2009, a german commander ordered an air strike on a convoy of road tankers hijacked by the taliban. many civilians died. his predecessor had to step down as a consequence. he took over, promising to clarify the events there early. but he reached a quick conclusion. >> the military strikes, in view of the overall threat, were inappropriate in military terms.
-- were inappropriate in military terms. >> a month later, it was a surprise when he revised his verdict in parliament. >> from today's standpoint and in view of all the documents that were withheld from me, it was appropriate -- it was not appropriate in military terms. >> they probably remove the bundeswehr's top general and own it secretary. an inquiry has been trying to find that ever since what he knew and when. parliamentarians are also questioning the case of a soldier killed in afghanistan by a comrades weapon before christmas. shortly before, they he was due to arrive there with angela merkel. in this and other cases, their suspicions of a cover-up. but he has gone on the offensive. >> that will definitely have consequences.
and stopping it will have the necessary consequences. >> but many wonder whether the consequences will be the right ones. it seems a merkel's most popular minister has become vulnerable. >> our political correspondent joins me now in the studio to discuss the latest situation on the german defense minister. as you just heard, he has become vulnerable. how vulnerable the thing he has become? >> i think the defense minister is weathering a storm of scandals and accusations at the moment. it has made it quite difficult for him. what is striking is there a different problems in many different parts of the german military. you have this case on a training ship, where this kid that was killed. it appears to have been a very cruel training exercise. apparently, she was forced to climb the reading. and then we have the soldier killed in afghanistan in what is claimed to be a game involving
loaded weapons. but there are also a allegations of sexual harassment and wild and drunkenness, and even claims that its soldiers posed has been opened illegally. so a lot of different things. i think he is unfortunate that these things seem to have come along rather at once. but he is floundering at the moment. some are calling him the self defense minister. >> ok. in light of that, how well do think is handling these latest scandals? >> i think he is struggling to get his message up. some have said the problem is the internal communication within the defense ministry is too slow, and it has left the minister seeming slow to react. with the ship case, for instance, he first said it that a full investigation should be carried out before conclusions could be drawn. but then he appeared to go back on it that by suspending the captain. he said that is normal procedure. but it looks bad.
i think one of the problems is that this is coming at a time when he is trying to transform germany's military. from a largely conscription force to being fully professional armed services with commitments around the globe. they need to recruit good people if they are going to do that successfully. and if this affects public confidence, which has grown in the german military in the last few years, that could make it harder to recruit those good people. >> it seems that some of his allies have appeared unsympathetic to his current misfortunes. i read one thing that someone said it warning shot like this would do him good. what does this mean? do you think they're jealous? >> well, he is glamorous and has built up this extraordinarily popular image in recent years. he is a dynamic aristocrat with a popular touch. some see him as a future leader of the country even. obviously, there will be those
this is bay area vista on location, students in the background taking cooking lesson and talking today about life lessons, this doctor is known throughout the education world for his stance and vision for schools and equity in education. then, mandy moore and zachary levi will talk with us about voicing that particular disney movie and a special segment. how to deal with loved ones preparing for life's final transition. there is a lot op our show, lots of lessons to learn. bay area vista is up next.
welcome to bay area vista. we are focusing on life lessons and talking with pedro, really a rock star in the world of education. he has been named by business magazine as the top 100 influential hispanics. he has honorary doctorates. it's wonderful to see you again. >> thanks for having me. >> welcome back to the bay area. >> always great to be back. >> you are the author of seven books, when it comes to public education, or strong advocate but a critic of what is not working well. waiting for superman focused a lot on that and seems to indicate charter schools are the answer. that's not what you say. what do you think has to change for education system to really work well? >> it's important to keep in mind, public schools are the only institution in the country that serves all children because of their background.
charter schools don't do that. private schools do that. we make sure as we critique and we need to critique the way public schools function, we don't do it where we dismaptel the system -- dismantle to the system. what i try to do is point out the way in which efforts can be improved and strengthened particularly for the most vulnerable. >> african american and latino you written specifically about tissues boys face. why is -- the issues boys face. >> there are a lot of reasons for its, some has to deal with family situation where there may not be enough support. sometimes the schools have low expectations and the black male students are often seen as
being a problem early on and treated like a problem. self fulfilling the prophesies in schools. i like to teach there are several schools across the country -- graduating large numbers and going on to college and doing very well. the existence of the school is at all proof we need to know. the problems is our inability to create more schools. >> for latino males too, what do you see as being the issues that the end to have them experience alienation in the classroom. >> issues of poverty and masculinity and the way in which sometimes it's constructed in opposition to intellectual pursuit. latino males you are seeing
immigration as a real challenge. the number one reason why immigrants drop out of school is to work. they drop out to support their familys and themselves. unless we can find ways to convince the kids that staying in school is worth it to them, they can contribute tofamilys and communities we will continue to lose the kids. >> you've been working in education field for a number of years are you optimistic or pessimist when it comes to what you expect to see in the country in the next five years regarding education. >> my nature is to be an optimist. that's generally the way i look at things i like at the bright side. i try to understand the possibilities for good things to happen. i'm also a realist, there is a path we have been taking as a country, no child left behind, we are leaving many children behind. president obama who we thought
was going to bring change brought continuity with respect to the policies and haven't given us the changes we need. we need to stop focusing on high stakes testing and put how j deliver high quality instruction. we need to stop focusing on gimmicks like charter schools or technology and really get to the basics, how to get parents involved. how to get students to take education seriously. have an environment that's conducive to learning. we have been distracted for too long. >> you were in the bay area and politically active. then you left to go to new york. as you have looked at your career, what have been the highlights that you are most proud of at this point. >> i had the experience of working in a lot of different areas in education as a classroom teacher, working in schools as a elected school
board member in berkley, also as a researcher, now at new york university. that's given me the ability to see things from different vantage points i work and teach in the schools on a regular basis. that also gives me encouragement and a reason for optimism. so many teachers are working hard. despite the difficult conditions they work under are dedicated to students, go ou the extra mile for the students. i see children who haven't given up on themselves, have hopes and dreams and parents with the same dreams. that gives me reason to believe that this failed or flawed system of public education is certainly worth saving. so many people are still in there depending on it. what we got to do is find a way to revive it to give it the support it needs to do what our country desperately needs it to do. >> it's been a pleasure to talk to you, i remember seeing you
in the classroom. who would have known -- did you know you would have had the 2 pathyou had what are the words you live by? >> i didn't know exactly what direction i would go in. i was going in a different direction in graduate school than i wound up. my heart was drawn to education because of its practical impact. i'm a fairly practical person. i like to have a concrete. -- i still to meet former students around the country who are principals and superintendents and elected officials. makes me feel good about being an educator, what keeps me go is i can, we can, make a difference if we set our mind to it. education is probably one of the best ways in which to make a difference this the lives of people. >> you certainly made a difference. wonderful to see you again. thanks for talking to us.
>> now we have been talking about life lessons, now we turn to the subject of hospice. i have a confession to make while i've done interviews about hospice in the past, this time it's personal for me, i have a loved one not expected to recover barring a miracle. i know many that i know are graveling with the same issues and that's the reason i invited sally, president and ceo of pos pass of the valley to -- hospice of the valley to talk about how to have the difficult discussions. nice to see you again. >> thank you for inviting me. >> i appreciate what you do so much. for people who don't understand exactly what hospice is, can you give a broad overview first? >> i think you just chose the perfect word there about broad overview. hospice is a concept of care, it's not just about medical
care, a care of emotions of the spirit. it's really a wholistic approach to taking care of somebody towards the end of life in the last six months of life and that individual may have said i don't want more curative treatment. $sm foregoing treatment at this point in time. e focus and shift of care goes towards comfort and relief of suffering, and i think one of the most unique aspects of hospice is that the family and loved ones are involved in the care as well. i guess making that determination, obviously there are sometimes signs with the body but i think when a loved one has been ill, you've been fighting for life the whole time, all the sudden shift to the hospice mode must take an enormous amount of thought probably, prayer and information. what kinds of questions should someone who has been told it's time to consider hospice ask to
really be comfortable with that idea? >> it does take an awful lot of energy to shift that focus. some of the questions maybe, i also want to say there is a lot of fears associated with asking those questions, those difficult questionsment one of them maybe, how many time do i have. sometimes that question never ever gets asked, may not ever get asked by the individual, the patient or the family. other questions surrounding what to expect. what maybe coming down through this journey. there are fears, will i be in pain, will i suffer when the final time comes. the fear of being a burden on your family is a very critical fear that many of our patients experience. there is nothing like going down that road and not having those fears addressed and having the support and comfort
of hospice there being -- being there and listening to the questions asked is really important so. many of us can go down through that road, that journey and not have the support of hospice around them and i think one of the most statements that we see when we get our families satisfaction survey is i wish i had known about hospice sooner. >> i've heard that from people who finally were involved with hospice. i think that whole sense of the i do this am i giving up on my loved one. even in this segment it seems selfistalk about people left behind opposed to the loved one, that's the perspective many people are dealing with now in this segment. i guess one of the issues would be that it's all right to deal with our own feelings even as you are looking at your loved
one about to take this pran cigs. >> this is unchartered territory. there is a lot of anxiety, apprehension, it's okay to say, i'm frightened here. i don't know what to expect and start to talk about those exact feelings is really important because the journey can be very very lonely without the support . that's what hospice does. i look at hospice as a facilitator, a guide if you will. as we approach our dying, it's a very normal natural process. it's like our birth. we need a guide to show us what to expect what is normal, the experiences we are having are normal to validate. sometimes it's okay, you will feel depressed. it's a normal experience. but having the support along the way is really integral
about hospice philosophy. >> it takes you out of denial. was that because sometimes, even if a love one is saying i -- family members say don't say that. they are not ready. then i know that many times people have said that when someone is in that transitory state and not able to verbally communicate, there are so many kinds of decisions as to when they are ready to go. sometimes holding on for the loved ones instead of feeling like they can be released in transition. >> sometimes it's difficult to know what to say as well. sometimes loved ones will step back and say, just a second, let's not talk about that right now. at's going to make you feel depressed. one of the most helpful things that a loved one can say is to validate that person's experience. to say i'm feeling depressed too at this point in time when
they experience that, i'm feeling scared and anxious about what is happening. to just listen and be present and really validate that experience. it's easy to want to recoil and not to talk about it. >> all right. >> it's one of those times where you realize it's so important to seize the opportunities to communicate, not to hold back to that things are unresolved might be resolved during that time as well, as well as having to plan for practical steps beyond which is a lot to deal. with as we travel towards the end of our life, it can be one of the most beautiful meaningful experiences as human beings that we can experience. both for the individual towards their end of life and both for the family and loved ones. we see this in hospice all the time. it's unique to hospice. this is often a fear about
going through the journey. it can be a reconnection about human spirit relationships, you talk about resolving some of the past issues that gone before. family, loved ones, in a meaningful experience. >> i know you shared the stories before about drumming, one woman wanted drums as she was preparing for her transition and that just having that love and support and having things the way she wanted them. >> validating the normalcy of what is occurring. absolutely. >> after that happened, as a matter of fact we are here at the best bay center in the community center, the memorial service was given for a friend of mine known throughout the community who passed a while ago. the grief that occurs whether it's a sudden death as her's was or after an illness is
another asset that people are not prepared for. how does hospice help the loved ones who will remain, deal with that. >> hospice will support those familys and loved ones for up to 13 months after the loss of their loved ones. then it's something that is unique to hospice programs. we offer a variety of support groups, whether it p individual or group support groups. there is nothing, if you lost somebody close to you, its extremely beneqcial to be in a room with others that have had a similar experience. it goes to validating your experience. creating a safe nurturing place where people can disclose their feelings. sometimes as we go through grief, i had the loss of my parents, but you lose concentration, you can't sleep, you are having a multitude of
different emotions, up and down, just to be in the presence of a really supp')tive environment with others that have experienced and have the experience validated and learn and to adapt strategies and how to cope with that, knowing you can be doing okay for one day and the next day you are in a environment and it triggers the feelings again. coming up to sort of certain holidays that we all as familys and loved ones experience together can be incredibly different time to be dealing with grief. knowing it's a process that we all go through and trying to allow yourself to recognize that and say it's okay to go through it. >> not judge it. >> because i think most of the what we see in hospice is for individuals and familys that don't go through the process and sometimes don't go to grief support or access support whether through friends and
family, then it's later on in life are troubled with being -- not being able to cope with other grief situation as this come along. whether a loss of a job or loss of a house. it may not necessarily be a loss of a loved one. that grief has not been processed. that's what can happen. >> if this is one gift that a loved one can give to someone wh'is about to make that transition and may not know exactly today, what -- if there is one there, i'm sure there are probably several, can you talk a little bit about what might be? >> that maybe, it maybe as simple as three words, i love you. sometimes that can be the hardest and most difficult three words to say. a lot of what we deal with as we come towards the end of our life is finding meaning in what is happening to us. sometimes there are issues
before that have gone through with the family and the individual has experienced that is left remorse and gift and anger. another three words maybe about forgiveness as well. i would say -- what hospice does is allow that facilitation of that to occur. >> thank you for the work that you do. thank you for this segment too because i hope it will help many who are dealing with this. it's helped me and i thank you for that too on a personal note as well. >> thank you very much. if you would like to contact hospice of the valley, information is on our screen and on our web site, bay area vista.com. tangled is the latest disney movie. >> i didn't want to have to do this, but you leave me no
choice. here comes the smolder. welcome thank you for being here in the bay area. >> thank you very much. this looked like so much fun to work on, what we see is not what you had. you had sketches. what it was process like when you were creating the characters. >> we actually didn't get to work together at all on this film. >> i thought you would say that. >> we did our dialogue sessions separately. but there really was no point of reference, i guess that's the way of doing animated film. it's not like you have film finished and you are able to look at character and movements and physicality and whatnot. it takes imagination and digging deep since you are by yourself to sort of, i don't know, try whatever your instincts are telling you to do. in that sense it's also a lot of fun too, it feels like being a kid again you can embarrass
yourself and not worry about the repercussions i guess because no one is there. >> how is it for you zachary? >> i think it's a really fun way to use your imagination. unfortunately the older you get the less of your imagination you employ in life, i think. so when -- though it was a bummer we didn't get to do dialogue together. i can understand. it's logistically very difficult scheduling and getting people together. it takes over a year to do all the recording. the constant moving things and fine tuning. it gives me confidence in the film knowing the gang are all looking at it on every level and will if something is not working they will rerecord it and rerecord it. sometime there is were sequences, sequence 14, i don't know what it was, that felt great. then come six weeks later come back in and sequence 14 again.
>> +dat happened here? >> what did i do wrong? >> it wasn't you. >> ates it's all your fault. >> i wouldn't necessarily call it painstaking, because i don't necessarily think it's difficult. it's fun work to do. it's definitely different. different than doing live action. good and bad. there is no hair makeup and wardrobe, that's a lot of fun. you don't have someone to work off of. again, imagination, all that. interesting and excellent process. >> when you see the finish prod says, you're amazed to see that as well. one of the things i know beau of you give back to the world and the communities, i would lick to ask you about your trip
to south sudan as a ambassador. how did that impact your life? >> gosh, it definitely sort of, puts everything in to perspective really quick. it's incredible to think that wow, because of what i get to do it gives me the odd platform, then to raise awareness about different causes and i got to go and see a lot of the work that ps and i partners on the ground, u.n. foundation, global fund, different water programs that they implemented, and i'm the ambassador for the child survival program. it's kids five and under and in the developing world. it's amazing. i just got back from the central afternoon republic on this massive net distribution with the u.n. foundation. it was again, just mind boggling, so unbelievably life changing. >> it's amazing how you are doing that in addition to the work that you are doing and music and being newly married. zachary, you also like to give
back. why is it important for you to make the contributions in addition to the work you do as an artist. >> i don't know. i think the world is a really beautiful and amazing place but it's also, it's harsh. i think we have to accept the reality of it. which is that some of us are very very blessed. we are very blessed to get to do what we do. seems trite to quote spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility. when you are given the opportunity that we have and the resources that we have, it is our responsibility to wield that and utilize that, we are given the platforms whether we like out or not, use it to be selfish and self serving or make a difference in people's lives. there is nothing more rewarding. i love being able to do what i do. to be able to put all that aside and say, great i got your ear, whether through facebook
or twitter, and say let's go change lives and do something that means something to somebody other than ourselves, that's incredible. >> it is incredible. >> i know that will lastion whenever i'm going from this planet. >> it's wonderful that you both do that. buttonholing with the film before we g how would you describe the journey that flin and repun sel take. >> it's a coming of age story in a sense for both of them , there is a lot of self discovery and self revelation that i don't think neither one expecting when they first venture out. i love that at the end of the day rapunzel, a character that's lived 18 years with long magical hair, she has been told that's what makes her special this magical hair of her's. she comes to find out it's been something within her all along. perhaps that's obvious, perhaps
it's a clichi but there is no more important message than that. >> how about? >> i mean, i think flin's journey is a little bit different. he is one person before he meets up with rapunzel and a different person by the end of the film. >> thank you, we have been on location, one of the perks of being here in addition to the life lessons, is getting to taste what has been prepared. thank you for all that you do the make our bay area the great place that it is. we look forward to seeing you next time.